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use caution as you cross the span, high wind advisory signs expected. right now that is a first look at your morning commute. >>> thank you very much. it is 4:31 a.m. we don't have to tell you drivers, prices at the pump are skyrockets how much they are rising is stunning. let's take a look at bay area prices the average for a gallon of regular gas is $3.93 that is up 15¢ from a week ago and in san jose and oakland the average is $3.90 an increase from 16¢ from last sunday according to gas body.com. >>> driver -- gas buddy.com. >>> drivers across the country are experiencing the second biggest gas spike in history. >>> the gas is just out of control no matter what. no matter how much money you have or don't the price is out of control. >> reporter: 33¢ a gallon increase in price of gas is one to have biggest two week jumps on record. the average price is now 3.5 $1 but that looks like a bargain to californians, paying much more, $3.93. >> i am putting 91 in, yeah, $4.14. >> reporter: should the government step in? >> we have to make some kind of move. whatever move we can make in
's stricken nuclear power plant, the u.s. is arranging charter flights for americans who want to leave japan. i'm charlie d'agata in yoshita, japan, with the story coming up. >> the desperate search for loved ones during japan's worst crisis since world war ii. good morning, it is thursday, march 17, 2011, st. patrick's day. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 4:30. a good day to be hoop fans. we have a lot of basketball here on cbs. >> weather-wise, we have a lot of rain don't we, lawrence. >> all this rain is going to make everything nice and green around the bay area. yeah, happy st. patrick's day, folks. if you are heading out, things are going to be mostly dry today. but we do have a chance of a few showers north of the golden gate bridge. behind that, though, we have a significant storm system. that one is on the way. looks like friday could be a very wet and wild day around the bay area. we'll have more on that coming up. right now, let's get a check of traffic with elizabeth. >> dry for now. it's made for a very calm quiet start to our morning commute. in f
. thanks so much for joining us on this thursday, the 24th of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30. and as sidney just said, we are going to get hit again, 13 straight days of rain -- or 12 straight days of rain and this next storm is a doozy. >> this i a doozy. we haven't had much of a break from the last one. we are talking about all that rain. urban and small stream flood advisories this morning, expecting creeks and rivers to rise in a hurry as the storm system moves on. wind advisory going into effect, expecting gusts to 45 miles an hour. you can see some downed power lines and trees. here it is. it's just about to move onshore. if you can get out right now and get to work, it's time to do it. but look at this green wall of rain that's about to move onshore. that's going to pick up throughout the morning hours. i think the brunt of this comes through in the morning. the heaviest amounts of rainfall and then we'll start to taper off to showers heading in toward the afternoon. but before then, we could see as much as 3" of rain in some of the wettes
problems at its nuclear power plants, president obama says he understands our concern about u.s. facilities but says there is a need for all types of energy sources and they are all closely monitored. >> obviously, all energy sources have their down sides. we saw that with the gulf spill last summer. but i do think it's important for us to think through constantly how can we improve nuclear technology to deal with additional safety concerns that people have. >> in an interview with a pittsburgh television station, the president said u.s. facilities are designed to withstand strong earthquakes though nothing is completely foolproof. >>> japan's stocks rebounded after two days of losses. the nikkei finished up nearly 6%. yesterday it closed at its lowest level in almost two years after falling 16% over two days. >>> key markets in germany, britain and france also up a bit today. >>> here in the u.s., futures suggest a slightly positive day on wall street. >>> well, the air we breathe is being checked for possible dangers from japan's damaged nuclear plant. a device on top of a building in dow
for that flooding around the bay area. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks so much for joining us on this wednesday, the 23rd day of march. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. happy wednesday. time now 4:30. 11 straight days of rain and more on the way. cbs 5 is on stormwatch today. >> elizabeth wenger is standing by at the bay bridge but first we'll check in with -- look at elizabeth with the hat on. it's raining out there. let's go to lawrence in the weather center first tracking the storm. hold on. >> almost feel guilty. those folks in the rain here's the weather guy in the nice cozy studio and folks, we have a lot of rain out there, flash flood watches up along the coastline. some of the rain coming down heavy so because of that we're watching out for the possibility of flooding. things have been very, very wet out toward the coastline all night. it started to move onshore and you can see boy, wow, look at the north bay getting pounded with heavier rainfall here in through santa rosa, san rafael, san francisco, and you can see the rain spreading in and across the bay. it's
morning, it is tuesday, the 29th of march. thanks so much for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now 4:30 on a tuesday. and the ladies are all upstairs here and i guess we're going to kick it off with a little traffic, huh? >> yeah, we already have a major problem. there is a sig alert issued in the east bay. hayward connector ramp a major connector ramp from southbound 880 to southbound 238 closed. around 2:30 this morning a big rig hit the guardrail and crews are out there still trying to clean up. there is water and fuel spilled on the major connector ramp. so again, this happened a couple of hours ago now and that connector ramp is still shut down. also, we have some pretty good video of a power outage that happened overnight in oakland. check this out. it happened at kennedy and frederic. that's near 880 and 23rd avenue. nearby off-ramp was closed. that lasted about one hour. but yeah, 4:30 a.m. we already have two major problems across the bay area. so hopefully weather is a little calm they are morning. >> i can help -- hopefully the
morning. it is tuesday, the 22nd of march. thanks for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. happy tuesday. it is 4:30. we have a very special guest doing weather today straight off the mountain. >> yeah. >> stuck for a little while. >> you are back. julie we got a break in the rain but more storms are on the way and now that firsthand. >> absolutely. unfortunately, or fortunately, i got snowed in sunday night in tahoe. so made it back about, oh, eight hours to get back from tahoe to san francisco. this is what we like to call the calm before the storm. we do have some light scattered showers this morning ahead of an approaching warm front. it's just in time for the evening commute that will likely see heavier rainfall. we'll talk about that and an even bigger soaker thursday. all that coming up but first let's check the roads with gianna. >> live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. we had a couple of early- morning accidents. everything completely cleared out of the road but we have a wind advisory in effect for the bay bridge so two hands on the wheel this
us. did i say friday? it is friday! >> three times already. >> i'm sydnie kohara. >> it's a blessed event i think for everybody. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time is 4:30. what a mess. we got hit with a big storm yesterday and round two about to hit us and you saw some of the video down in capitola. what's going on here, mr. lawrence? >> i think folks are ready to be done with that. we have also had mud slides this one in fairfax along sir francis drake boulevard. the mud is coming down the hills there. folks, we're just so saturated now with all the rainfall, of course, rainfall totals all above the average now. and we continue to see more rain this morning. now, it looks like we didn't have a well defined cold front so that's some good news but we're still seeing scattered showers and some of them are coming down very heavy. look at this line stretching in from san francisco into parts of the east bay. that's a heavy line of storms moving on through and driving through that a little bit early on this morning bringing with it heavy amounts of rainfall through walnut creek an
houses are still in danger. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks so much for joining us. it is wednesday, the 30th of march. where did march go? >> it flew by quickly. >> i don't know. >> that means april is around the corner. >> i'm sydnie kohara. hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. the one thing i noticed walking in my car it was warm out today. >> very, very nice. >> the first show i have done with this guy. >> mr. sunshine. >> mr. sunshine. >> i have never been in a show where you're not going it's really ripping out there!!! >> we don't have to do that. [ laughter ] >> we're going to watch temperatures soaring around the bay area today. should be spectacular spring weather outside! finally how about this, 73 degrees in san francisco, about 77 in oakland, 78 in san jose. how about an 80 in concord. maybe even warmer tomorrow. we'll talk more about that in a minute. right now let's check on traffic with elizabeth. >> all right, thank you, lawrence. you're talking about all these good temperatures and unfortunately for the second straight morning now, we have come into work, unfortunat
to check in with miss elizabeth. i'm getting used to doing it down here with you. >> i'm going to have to borrow some. your enthusiasm julie. i hardly brushed my hair, it's all over the place. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. there is a little roadwork still on the upper deck from the incline all the way out towards the "s" curve. so two lanes are blocked until 5 a.m. a stall in oakland southbound 880 approaching oak street. so we'll have more details on that show you where else we're seeing delays. it's all coming up in a little bit. back to you guys. >> we'll get a coffee your way, elizabeth. >> excellent. >> great. >>> in just about 90 minutes, a federal hearing begins in the deadly san bruno pipeline explosion. top pg&e executives are expected to be grilled during the three-day hearing. about 20 expert witnesses will testify, as well. an ntsb spokesman said thousands of pages of documents related to the investigation will be released today. last september's explosion killed 8 people and destroyed 38 homes in san bruno. >>> another big hearing today involves former giants slugger b
a bomb in court. the damaging details she is expected to reveal today about his steroid use. >>> rebel forces in libya move in on qaddafi's hometown as president obama prepares to give a major speech tonight the controversy over america's next move. >>> and good morning, everyone. it is monday, march 28. i'm sydnie kohara. >> happy monday, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 4:30. and, you know, we thought we would bring the whole gang together. >> everything old is new again. we're back on the old set -- the evening show set so this is our new home, old home, new home. and everybody is here! this is great. so good to see everyone. >> keeping people on their toes this morning albright eyed and bushy tailed, right, elizabeth. >> right. [ laughter ] >> she had a busy weekend. >> i went to bed a little late last night. >> were you partying on the weekend? [ laughter ] >> going to be some great traffic today. >> are we doing traffic first? let's talk about traffic. let's go toward the bay bridge? no, we're not. we're doing weather first. >> give you a break. i'll take over weather
, march 8. thank you for joining us. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time now is 4:30. we are going to kick it off with a little weather and traffic. no rain at least in these parts just yet, julie, huh? >> not outside the station right now but there is some occasional drizzle lingering out there various locations and on the peninsula. we'll talk about that coming up. but i don't want you to get too worried. drizzle isn't sticking around for long. we have big changes in the forecast. we'll talk about that coming up, too. first here's elizabeth with traffic. >> thank you, julie. we have a fog advisory. chp issued this very early this morning for stretches of highway 1, 280. my producer drives that stretch and said it was foggy and low visibility so take it easy. here's live look approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. so far, so good. no big delays but we're watching hot spots across the bay area. more traffic coming up in just a little bit. in the meantime, back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> we have some breaking news in berkeley for this tuesday morning. an ar
qaddafi's air force could begin by sunday or monday using jet fighters, bombers and surveillance aircraft. >>> japan is reaching out to the united states for help in trying to stabilize its crippled nuclear power plant. charlie d'agata updates the efforts to avoid a meltdown one week after a tsunami hit the plant. >> reporter: fire trucks resumed blasting water on japan's crippled nuclear power plant as crews raced to restore power to the facility. as early as today, they hope to feed electricity to at least two of the six overheated reactors and get crucial water pumps working again. >> if the cooling systems in the reactors and fuel ponds are basically sound and then the power comes on, then that -- we might look at that moment as the beginning of the end of this crisis. >> reporter: but even if the power starts back up, it's not clear the water pumps will. they may have already suffered too much damage. there are also fears that getting power back online could spark another explosion. smoke billowed again from one reactor today. water in the spent fuel pools is so close to running dry
. new information on how the cia has been helping the u.s. mission. >>> good morning, it is thursday, the 31st day of march, last day of march, i'm sydnie kohara. >> true! hard to believe. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30. it is thursday. it is opening day for a lot of baseball teams including our giants. and well -- what do you think? >> yeah! baseball season! >> we could be getting ready to go to the game instead of sitting here. >> some parts of the country are worried about snow but we got the sunshine, some record- breaking heat showing up around the bay area yesterday. we're going to top that again today. if we hit all these temperatures right here, these are all be records. about 84 in san francisco. 84 in oakland. 85 in san jose. a fantastic day ahead. elizabeth has traffic. >> thank you, lawrence. it was hot yesterday, in san francisco. roadwork, new roadwork in livermore. eastbound five five between 580, no delay right now in your westbound 580 commute direction. looks great towards pleasanton in fact we have no big hot spots, no major accidents out there now, which is a ni
's latest threat to the u.s. if world leaders intervene. >>> good morning. it is wednesday, march 9. i'm sydnie kohara. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. good morning. 4:30 is your time. let's king kick it over to weather. the warmest day of the week. we have patchy fog so be careful. through the day the fog is going to start to disappear. >>> temperatures are going to warm up to the 60s and low 70s. enjoy it, we have storms lining up after that. we'll have more on that in a few minutes. first elizabeth has traffic. >> is this going to be sit in the sun kind of day, no, sorry. >> wishful thinking. we are off to a nice start. we have a little bit of overnight roadwork extending for another half hour or so including some along the dumbarton bridge. there's live look at traffic heading towards the toll plaza and it sounds like that construction is in the westbound and eastbound lanes of 84. otherwise quiet especially here at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays into san francisco. more traffic coming up and weather. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> today marks six months since the
to really give us a good idea of just what kind of tsunami we should expect on the west coast. that should happen in the next hour. we buoys in the pacific, as well. we'll get a better handle on what to expect along the west coast. stay tuned, folks. we have to watch this very closely. we have more coming up in a few minutes. back to you. >> thank you, lawrence. >>> now, every bay area county has its office of emergency services up and running this morning. p and running this people want people particularly near the coast and the by to stay tuned to the news for the latest updates. anne makovec is at low-lying crissy field this morning in san francisco and joins us with the latest. >> reporter: the ocean is right behind me right now, frank. it is looking calm. but, of course, we are waiting for if the tsunami hits it would be at around 8:00 this morning. we have heard that the office of emergency services is planning on closing the beaches here in san francisco mainly as a precaution. but driving around the area, we haven't seen anybody out trying to move people away or any notification a
the u.s. is responding to the radiation risk. >>> good morning. it is monday, march 14. i'm elizabeth wenger. sydnie has the morning off. >> i'm frank mallicoat. time 4:30. did you have a good weekend? >> i did. are you still adjusting to the time change? i feel a little off, more than usual. >> it's actually 3:30 so that's a little early. >> and it's monday. >> julie watts made it in today and i guess the forecast is a little damp today. did you guys notice did you try and set your iphone for 2 a.m.? you can't do it. >> you mentioned this last year. >> it happens every year and drives me crazy. >> mine went backwards. >> mine still didn't go off. i'm still waking up, folks. we have some showers out there. newark towards fremont and west of pleasanton this morning. light scattered showers lingering throughout the early- morning hours as we head on into later today we'll dry out. but wetter and cooler conditions are on the way. we'll talk more about that coming up. but first, check your roads with gianna. >> hey, good morning. of course with this rain comes a soggy morning commute. fi
night at uc- berkeley. anne makovec joins us now from the campus where actually 17 people were arrested last night. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. three out of the 17 people arrested are still in jail this morning. we know that all of the 17 were accused of trespassing. and some of them were also accused of resisting officers' orders. here was the scene last night of a mostly peaceful protest at the campus. it is all part of a national day of action protesting the increasing cost of a college education. hundreds of people gathering outside of wheeler hall here at uc-berkeley. and then they moved inside wheeler hall at about 9:30 last night sheriff's officers and campus police warned them that the building was going to be closing in a half hour and then at 10 p.m., they came in and arrested the 17 people who refused to leave. overall, though, the demonstrations were described as nonviolent but impassioned. >> the governor is trying to cut away the future of public education for millions of students in california. >> reporter: and there were protests going on yesterday as
. outside the compounds officials showed off what they claimed were pieces of a rocket. u.s. officials insist it's too still early to say what the end game is but they are already declaring success in their effort to enforce the u. n.'s no-fly zone and protect the people. >> we judge them to be successful in degrading the regimes air capability. >> reporter: officials maintain ghadafi is not a target but it's clear they want him out of power. >> he's a thug. >> reporter: his response, he's firing back with threats of a long war. >>> jury selection begins today in the federal perjury trial of barry bonds. he's accused of lying to a grand jury seven years ago when he said he knowingly never took steroids. he's the last defendant. ten people including bonds former trainer have already been convicted. we'll have a live report coming up in a half an hour. >>> santa clara is trying to stay one step ahead of jerry brown's proposal. right now there's 4.5 million pot in the hands of the newly formed stadium authority. city officials are concerned the state might still want to grab that. they ma
damaged the plant. officials have been scrambling to avoid a meltdown ever since and are now asking the u.s. for help. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water and other resources to ensure that the reactors continue to be cool. >> reporter: fears of a full- blown meltdown have spread to tokyo located 150 miles from the plant. officials there have detected low levels of radiation and a shift in winds threatens to push it even further. even without a possible nuclear disaster, japan is facing its worst crisis since world war ii. the death toll from the quake and tsunami jumped today to more than 2400 confirmed dead but official warn that number is likely to top 10,000. now the country faces an economic crisis, as well. this morning, japanese stocks plummeted more than 10%. in oyama, japan, charlie d'agata, cbs 5. ou can see the waves hi >>> and we are getting more amateur video of the moments just before the powerful tsunami hit japan. you can see the waves hitting the shore, smashing boats in the bay while all the seagulls scatter. nea
us now live. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. governor brown is asking for the delay to try to build more support from republicans for his budget plan which he says would spare schools and deep budget cuts. still, districts like oakland unified are bracing for the worst. at its board meeting wednesday night, the district approved hundreds of pink slips sent out to teachers and administrators. those pink slips could mean massive job cuts if district -- districtwide if brown's budget is not approved. some parents who showed up last night said they were fed up. >> you talk about cutting 550 positions, i can just imagine what that's going to look like for a student to go to school. >> i believe in our society and in california at this point in history, that the people should weigh in on whether they would like to extend taxes that they are already paying or do they want to have an all-cuts budget wherein we double the cuts. >> reporter: lawmakers were supposed to vote on the budget today but yesterday the governor asked democrats if the legislature -- in the legislature to delay
's an expensive mistake. >> i guess so. >>> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. it is friday. friday, march 4. >> and you're loving that. i'm sure. >> i'm sydnie kohara. >> i forgot my name. >> that's okay. because it is friday. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. time is 4:30. it could snow today. it doesn't matter because it is friday and we're told by lawrence it is supposed to be a pretty nice day. >> we don't have to worry about rain today? >> no, it looks like a dry day around the bay area. it looks like a brief break from the stormy weather. sunshine. mild temperatures. we could be talking about some more rain returning for the weekend. more on that in just a bit. let's check out traffic. >> and good morning. so far, so good on the freeways. no delays to report. the only thing we're dealing with is construction, eastbound 92 closed between hesperia and 880. the bay bridge toll plaza, friday light. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> 4:31. >>> the latest big project on the bay bridge was scheduled ahead of schedule. this week workers have raised four more segments of th
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